July 10 2018
July 2018

The July BUZZ is jam packed with info! Please read from top to bottom. 

The FALA Main Office will be closed until July 30th, 2018. 
Responses to phone calls and emails will be sporadic until our office is open. Thank you for your patience while staff take a much needed rest.
2018 Blues & Brews - Huge Thank You!
2018 Blues and Brews Huge Thank You!

Thank you to  Peak Events , Debbi and Jennifer Grogan for putting on such a great event and for making FALA the beneficiary of the generous Blues and Brews Community. And...

Cheers to the Volunteers! 

Event Volunteers
Elizabeth Driebe
Susan and Jeran Fox
Kathy Lampros
Erin Maloney
Melissa Rhodes
Brody Winger
Yes Newsliver and Family
Chad, Carson and Sierra Pinkston

Booth Volunteers
Deidre Crawley
Tanya and Robert Buckely
Janine Birchard and Jon Edwards
Craig Yarbrough
Eric Walden
Ignacia Vaiza
Stacy Pinkston

First Friday Flyers
Amanda Costea and Dylan Costea
FALA Volunteer Needs
Hello all.... here is the Sign Up Genius link for volunteers at "Schedule Pick Up Days". Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!

Welcome to FALA's New Faces!
Brooke Candelaria - Business Manager

Brooke Candelaria studied Business Economics and Mathematics at Northern Arizona University. She began her career in the non-profit world as a bookkeeper for a small international
non-profit in the Flagstaff area. As much as she loved aiding those in other regions of the world, she wanted to make a difference at home and work with the local Flagstaff community.

Besides being able to talk your ear off about calculus and accounting processes, Brooke is also full of jokes, and has a bad sweet tooth. So, if you need a daily fix of jokes or sweets, stop by her desk!
John Borham - Middle School Social Studies

John has been a teacher of many subjects and grades since graduating from NAU with a BS in Education back in 2011. John was attracted to FALA for the amazing stories his former students shared about the loving community, and the opportunities the curriculum offers the students to express themselves.

Dedicated to lifelong learning, John enjoys reading on a variety of topics especially history, herstory and anything Sagan. His other favorite hobbies are sounding out songs, and playing catch. Occasionally you can find John jamming with his band Earthtones downtown on the weekends.

John loves living in the FLG community and he plans to make it an even better place one social studies lesson at a time!

Dr. Lori M. Poloni-Staudinger - FALA Board of Directors , (PhD, Indiana University, 2005) is an Associate Dean for research, personnel, and graduate programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and a professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University. 
She was statewide coordinator for Arizona Deliberates, an organization focused on increasing public deliberation in Arizona and a Kettering Foundation Fellow. She has served on several boards of non-profits around the state and nationally and has worked in higher education both domestically and internationally. 
Her academic work focuses on gender, political participation and political violence. A FALA parent for the last six years, she has expertise with grant-writing, fundraising and strategic planning. Lori enjoys spending time with her family, watching her kids play soccer and perform on stage, skiing, swimming, barre class, paddle boarding, and traveling.
Rena Hamilton - Interim Art Teacher -
Rena Hamilton is an educator, potter, wife, dog lover, cook, gardener, and outdoor enthusiast. 

She studied at Ohio University earning a BFA and MA in Art Education.  Rena has worked as a secondary art teacher for more than a decade and firmly believes that art saves and enriches lives. Rena strives to develop an appreciation for living with art and handmade objects in her student’s private dwellings and larger community. When not in the classroom or studio, you can find her exploring the high desert via mountain bike, backcountry skis, or motorcycle. 

Rena founded the Flagstaff Potters’ Guild in 2011 for area potters  to share resources and information while building community and promoting our work.  She has exhibited throughout the United States and has artwork included in private collections in the United States, Australia, and Canada.      
   Kim Khatibi - Special Education Director

Kim has been an educator for over ten years with experience in both K-12 and higher education. Over the course of her career, Kim has taught, advocated for, and created programming that has helped students navigate their personal education goals. Her work experience includes: Coconino Community College faculty member and program coordinator; Arizona Department of Education Exceptional Student Services Specialist; FUSD special education teacher and case manager; Arizona School Board Association Coconino County Director; and member of the FUSD School Board. 

Kim is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Special and Elementary Education, and a M.Ed in Educational Technology. Arizona teaching certificates include: Elementary Education K-8; Special Education K-12; and English Language Learner Endorsement K-12. 

Kim has a passion for working with under-represented populations and students who need extra support based on their individual learning styles and needs. When she's not busy working on behalf of students, Kim loves spending time with her family, traveling and exploring new places and cultures.
Tulasi Fowler - FALA Administration/SPED Coordinator

Tulasi is happy to spend more of her time next year at FALA. She will be working alongside Ms. Sara at the front desk and couldn’t be more pleased to get to know each of the faces of FALA. Tulasi is a blissful mother of four, 10, 13, 15, & 23, two of whom attend FALA. While not keeping track of teenagers, she has an art studio company called The Tea House Studios. Her fine art photography projects, as well as her music and party projects, are all highlighted on her website.
Jovan Rameau - Interim Theater Teacher

Jovan is a classically trained thespian, voice actor, photographer, dancer, fencer, screenwriter and documentary director. His love for the classic literature world of Shakespeare, Greek Tragedies, Pushkin and antiquity is monumental and fundamental in his life.

He is a graduate of the MFA Acting Program at the ART - MXAT at Harvard University. Due to his love for teaching, Jovan worked at the Harvard University Derek Bok Center For Teaching and Learning, providing feedback to Graduate Teaching Fellows. Jovan also studied abroad at the Moscow Art Theater School in Russia, has been an S.A.T. Test Prep Teacher, studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and earned a BFA from USC School of Drama in Los Angeles, CA. 
2018 Spring Dance Vimeo - Headlines
In the past we have asked for a $10.00 donation for a copy of the CD. FALA is no longer making copies on CD we are using Vimeo to share our film productions. As a school FALA wants to freely share the amazing things our students and teachers create. Please if you are able donate $10.00 to the FALA Dance Department in appreciation of this year’s Spring Semester Performance. These funds continue to bring great art through dance to the whole community. Follow this link to complete General Donation form Thank you - Robert Corbin - Cori Wall - Betsy Hamill
Follow this link to the 2018 Headlines - FALA Spring Dance Vimeo  
2018 - 2019 School Year Open Positions
Following is a list of Open Positions for the 2018-2019 School Year. A job description is provided by clicking on the Open Position. Please email questions, cover letter and resume submission to the Dean of Academy – Deidre Crawley – dcrawley@flagarts.com

Message from FALA's Counselors
AP Scores are available in July. Scores are not mailed, and are only available on the College Board website: https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores/

FALA’s Counselors Janine Birchard and Gessica Neilson have put together a comprehensive web site that is a wonderful resource for the FALA Community. Check it out! FALA School Counseling
Families of students who will be seniors next year - this is a super busy season but, as your schedules open up, take the time to sit down with your student and make a plan for college. Our FALA School Counseling website has a plethora of helpful information. You may want to start with the Checklist, if you haven't already:

2018 - 2019 School Year Important Dates
Schedule Pick Up Days!

Schedule pick up times before the 2018-2019 Fall Semester. Students will have the opportunity to pick up schedules, pay elective fees and take school tours.

Seniors and Juniors may apply for parking permits. 

Counselors will be available by appointment only for schedule changes or concerns.

Mountain Line will be there for info and to sell bus passes. 

Our FALA Volunteer Corps and FALA Student Volunteers will be available to answer questions, assist and direct traffic. 

Tuesday, July 31
9 - 10:30 am Seniors and Juniors (plus parking permit applications)
10:30 - 12 Sophomores
12:30 - 2 Freshmen

Wednesday, August 1
9 - 10:30 am 8th and 7th graders
10:30 - 12 6th graders

Thursday August 9th, 2018 - First Day of School!